Labidocera euchaeta f. major   Giesbrecht  1889 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Pontellidae

Description
Size (female): length 2.52-2.94 mm

The proportional lengths of the cephalothorax and abdomen are as 11 to 3; so that the abdomen is contained 3.667 times in the length of the anterior region of the body.
The abdomen consists of only two segments with the furcal rami.
The furcal rami are symmetrical and the 2nd seta is somewhat thickened in its proximal part.
The 1st antenna reaches back to about the middle of the genital segment. It consists of 21 free segments, segments 6 and 7, 8 and 9 and 24 and 25 being respectively fused together; and in some instances segment 11 is also partially fused with segment 10.



Synonym (s)
Labidocera euchaeta Sewell 1912

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)

Literature Source(s)
  • Sewell, RBS (1999) The copepoda of Indian seas Biotech Books, Delhi, India 407 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2009-08-12

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